Creative and meticulous problem-solver for complicated condition issues. I am usually able to stabilize acute condition issues, with attractive results, without discarding original elements and character.
Respectful of client goals for practical and elegant results, whether they are private collectors or professional dealers, with a demonstrable approach of 'minimal-intervention.'
Treatments, approaches, and practices in accordance with AIC's Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.
Expert for minimally invasive treatments on printed works from:
Other specialties are listed below, with selected examples:
17th -20th C pamphlets: With wrappers (and without). British Restoration, Colonial North American political tracts (1720-1783), Irish Jacobite poetry, many sermons, annual reports, and polemical works.
Special 19th - 20th C formats: Papier Maiche binidngs (Remnant & Edmonds / Owen Jones), English Arts & Crafts Movement (Bespoke bindings in paper, parchment, cloth, leather, and especially suede), French Cartonnage bindings. Other: Illustrated Ben-Hur (Harpers, 1892) in 2 vols bound in orange silk in original slip case box.
Other Bound Materials:
Other Unbound Formats / Flat works:
Our clients enjoy:
Please email, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page, to arrange a free virtual appointment. I would love to know more about your object (or collection) and what your goals for treatment may be. From there we can discuss how I might get access to the object in order to prepare a proposal.
2021 rate: $65/hr. (This rate is among the lowest you will find among AIC-PA peer-reviewed conservators anywhere.) Enclosures, framing, taxes, and shipping extra. 'Rush' rates are negotiable; beginning at $180/hr.
Proposal/Documentation fee is $35. After acceptance of a proposal, the time for completion varies (average is 2 months).
Peer-reviewed 'Professional Associate' of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC-PA), conferred 2018. Particular specialty tidying up previous crude repairs. All types of bound volumes fixed effectively, efficiently, and elegantly. Works on paper treated for stabilization and conservation, with limited restoration (in-painting, etc.), with fastidious documentation.
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS. Book a free virtual appointment below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honest, approachable, and client-focused. Discretion and confidentiality assured.
NOTE: In order to ensure that Knight Art Services avoids any real and perceived conflict of interests between it and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Knight Art Services does not work on any projects funded by, procured, or otherwise administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, its municipalities, or libraries located therein, directly or indirectly.
By appointment only in Greater Boston. Please fill in the form for initial contact - we are happy to connect thereafter via call, virtual visit, or distanced in-person visit.